Monday, October 20

It finally feels like fall.

The month & the weather seem to finally match, thank ya Jesus. I honestly was starting to wonder if we would go straight from summer to winter; luckily, it's finally in the sixties. Time for sweaters & hoodies! My tried & true black Old Navy peacoat had to be retired this season, so I ordered this beauty from Delia*s:

I'm so excited, it looks so warm, and I love peacoats...I only prove Stuff White People Like right.

Nothing that exciting has been going on lately. Last week, Brian & I went for a train ride up in North Georgia on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, and it was a good time - despite the 80 degree weather and lack of any colorful fall foliage. This past weekend I finally went to Blind Willie's, and it was every bit of awesome I had hoped it would be. Their tagline ("Blues, booze, and Cajun food") fits them perfectly; the sweet potato fries were so delicious. This upcoming weekend, Brian & I are going to Burt's Pumpkin Patch, and I'm so freakin' excited. I haven't ever carved my own pumpkin, so this will be interesting, needless to say.

The older I get, the more I realize I really am my mother's daughter. I say this because lately, well, the economy sucks, and I'm becoming really freakin' good at cutting costs in all ways possible. I get my hair cut & colored at the Aveda Institute for $50 total (and it looks damn good)...I bought two weeks worth of groceries at ALDI for $18...I ordered some warm-weather shoes, a scarf, and some underwear from American Eagle for probably 40% of what it normally cost (thanks, online coupon codes!)...I found two pairs of jeans that fit perfectly (one pair of Miss Sixty jeans that retail for over $100) for $30 at Plato's Closet. Oh, I make my mom proud alright. Now if only I could cook a meal without using my microwave...

I've never been a huge fan of Halloween or dressing up, but this year BT & I are going to Graveyard's Halloween costume party with Steph & Bode, and I actually am excited. Brian & I are going as sailors; my costume will be pin-up style, and his will be traditional. I looked at a bunch of costumes online, and they are all either a) super slutty or b) 8 million dollars, so I'm going to be totally awesome & thrifty and make mine. White button-up, navy pleated skirt, sailor hat, white stockings, red ballet flats, red sailor necktie, and I'll be all set! I'll be sure to do a price comparison on here once it's all compiled. I think I'm going to try to do some my makeup kind of vintage-y (maybe red lips & false eyelashes?), but I'm pretty makeup-illiterate so we will see how that goes...

On heavy rotation lately:
Alkaline Trio, all records
Kings of Leon, Only By the Night
Girl Talk, Feed the Animals
Death Cab for Cutie, Plans
Nick Drake, Pink Moon (hands down, the best fall/winter record ever made)

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